Reuse Your Expired Cosmetics & Make The Most Of Every Penny

 

If you are a die-hard makeup junkie or have been using makeup for over a year (or more) then there’s a good chance that you have some expired cosmetics in your makeup kit. Hold on a second, don’t throw it away! You have spent a bomb of your hard-earned money on purchasing the best cosmetic products out there and you were just going to throw it all away?

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Not happening! It’s true that expired cosmetics are very dangerous for your skin but there are many ways to re-use them. Here are some!

Perfume:

Expired perfumes can freshen up your rooms or wardrobes in an instant!

Expired perfumes can freshen up your rooms or wardrobes in an instant!

This is the most common trick that most of us might have tried at least once. When your perfume has expired, it may not be a good idea to spray it on your body but you can instead, spray it in your bedroom, bathroom and/or car as a freshener!

Shampoo:

Shampoo is much milder than the harsh detergent so you can wash soft woolens with it easily

Shampoo is much milder than the harsh detergent so you can wash soft woolens with it easily

It’s surprising that your shampoo should get expired; but if yours has, you can use it to clean your woolen clothing. Shampoo is much milder than detergent so it won’t spoil your delicate wool or cashmere laundry. How smart!

Facial cleanser and toners:

Use your toner as a surface cleaner; that is smart!

Use your toner as a surface cleaner; that is smart!

Liquid facial cleanser and toners are such a boon when you want to get rid of dirt, grime, makeup and sweat from your face. But if you’ve had yours for way too long, then you probably didn’t make good use of it on your face. Not to worry, because you can now clean your mirror with it! As cleansers and toners have alcohol content, you can clean your mirror, tables, tiles and kitchen top with them without any harm. But just make sure you’re using the water/alcohol based liquid ones and not the creamy ones!

Lipsticks and kajal pencils:

Old lipsticks can become tinted lip balms or calendar markers!

Old lipsticks can become tinted lip balms or calendar markers!

Expired lipstick? No problem! Mark your calendars or fabric with it. It can be a great help with stitching too. If your lipsticks have expired in the present month then you can mix them with a spoon or two of fresh petroleum jelly to make your very own tinted lip balm!

Eye shadow:

Who though you could make glitter nail paints with eye shadow

Who though you could make glitter nail paints with eye shadow

All those lovely colours expired! If it breaks your heart to chuck them out, try this: powder your eye shadow and mix it with clear nail polish and a few drops of nail polish thinner. Voila! New glitter polishes in seconds!

Nail polish:

Nail polish can be used for sealing secret letters... So cute!

Nail polish can be used for sealing secret letters… So cute!

If you got bored of a nail-paint and stopped using it since months, you can use it now. Not on your nails though; but to seal things. You can even get creative and paint them on your craft pieces.

Also read: How to make your very own DIY blackhead removal strips

Weren’t these ideas just awesome! Now, quickly share it with your pals… let them know these benefits too J

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